Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Start screen after sudo su to another user


Sudo'ing to a user then running screen doesn't work out of the box.  Typically you get the following error:

Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/1' - please check.



From the blog, here's the procedure
sudo su - someuser
script /dev/null
screen


Should work now.  

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

You never know how well your shoes fit...

... until you try someone elses out.

At some point I'll make a tabular layout of the most common unix commands and their windows counterparts... but for now lets just put a recent lil tool:

Unix:
ps -ef | grep "something"

Windows:

tasklist | findstr "something"

Good stuff!

I hear that taskkill is the kill -9 equivilent, but I need to test that to confirm it...